reply @ Oasis Nadrama
I think I ´ve read something somewhere , like "... in movie theatres everyone can hear you scream ! " So maybe it was just my lucky choice to better not watch it in movie theatres .
Find it interesting that you say you loved Prometheus to death . For it wasn ´t exactly what I would `ve gotten out of it right after leaving me with that " prequel expression over the whole face " , but - When it comes to that poll I ´d list both of these movies well below the others , 1 , 2 , 3 aaand ( oh yes ) 4 included . Why ? Simple . I thought that Prometheus would basically clear up some of the questions about the origin of these aliens , or at least be some sort of " type of alien like " contribution to the other movies ( which when I was teen I kinda liked pretty much and still do) So when it comes to Prometheus , I really think it still was the better movie , but simply for the fact that it had some potential to , well , be set straight in the following ( ever so epic ) chapter . Though I didn ´t like that " prequel " moment , for a while I thought this was were things were going .
Rape culture , idk if I ´d say that ´s what it makes me think of exactly . But boy do we get a super implausible super heroine ( speaking of Shaw ) , by the time she still doesn ´t seem to be all too curious about why exactly she was full speed - pregnant - etc . And then literally decides to go ckeck out what exactly it is those engi guys do in their homeworld . " Your welcome ! "
Compared to such a lvl. of naivety the alien offspring ( deacon or whatever ) must ´ve been some sort of schmoozy squirrel hug me alien , after all ? Yet , taking in account what size it already had after being hatched out of that huge facehugger squid , well I don ´t know . . .
Then , what else . After having figured out that Prometheus was a prequel ( which was true " nacho " moment giving me a good dose of extra saltyness for real ) , I still could ´ve thought of some good story which was about to unfold , probably . Something like David having secret plans considering the engineers , ok , but also something involving this deacon , and for sure some sort of concept that could probably fit all of that mythology stuff ( think of the xenomorphs as some sort of bio weapon , ok , rather call it a nemesis just in case if a.s.o )
Something like that . Now , Covenant - does all of that . In a way . In a very stupid way , and what have you . . . - All of this metaphoric stuff . Ugh ! David , to begin with , who turns out to be the lightbearer , the conqueror of worlds , the psycho prototype model formerly known as Ash . Aaaand of course he slashed Shaw ( it was time for punishment ) and no need to mention that he gave them gooooooooooo - as much as he could ( it was time for punishment ) . So , don ´t punch me - but I didn ´ t like Covenant , for several reasons . Not saying Scott is a butt , but this whole story didn ´t go that much further ( so *f**k* Blade Runner2whatever , hehe ) .
As one can tell , it used to be about the atmosphere , some sort of uncertain feel , or that marine trash talk , or whatever it was Lt. Ripley had to come forth with . Included , in both of these movies , not . for example , have a look at the scene where these engineers aliens are running , like , they simply are in real big trouble . Hm . Kind of had that , but , well . . . :-)